Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early by Allan Beveridge

By Allan Beveridge

RD Laing is still probably the most recognized psychiatrists of the final 50 years. within the Sixties he loved huge, immense reputation and bought a lot exposure for his arguable perspectives demanding the psychiatric orthodoxy. He championed the rights of the sufferer, and challenged the customarily inhumane tools of treating the mentally ill.

Based on a wealth of formerly unexamined records on the subject of his inner most papers and medical notes, Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a tender guy sheds new mild on RD Laing, and particularly his early early life - a very important yet principally missed interval in his lifestyles. the 1st 1/2 the publication considers Laing's highbrow trip in the course of the international of rules and his improvement as a psychiatric theorist. An research of his notebooks and private library unearths Laing's
engagement not just with psychiatric idea, but in addition with a variety of different disciplines, comparable to philosophy, literature, and faith. This a part of the e-book considers how this formed Laing's writing approximately insanity and his evolution as a clinician. the second one part attracts on a wealthy and fully unexplored
collection of Laing's scientific notes, which element his encounters with sufferers in his early years as a psychiatrist, first of all within the British military, consequently within the psychiatric hospitals of Glasgow, and eventually within the Tavistock medical institution in London. those notes exhibit what Laing used to be really doing in scientific perform, and the way concept interacted with treatment. nearly all of sufferers who have been to seem in Laing's first books, The Divided Self and The Self and Others have been
identified from those documents, and this quantity presents a desirable account of ways the printed case histories evaluate to the unique notes.

There is a substantial mythology surrounding Laing, partially created through himself and in part by means of next commentators. by way of a cautious exam of basic assets, Allan Beveridge, either a psychiatrist and an historian, examines the various mythological narratives approximately Laing and supply a severe yet no longer unsympathetic account of this vibrant and contradictory philosopher, who addressed questions on the character of insanity that are nonetheless being requested today.

This booklet could be of curiosity to psychological medical experts and social historians alike in addition to anyone drawn to the philosophy of psychiatry.

Show description

Read or Download Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early Writing and Work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960. (International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry) PDF

Best pathologies books

The Development of Autism: Perspectives From Theory and Research

Devoted to the reminiscence and paintings of Lisa Capps, this quantity is a discussion board for students and practitioners attracted to the common and odd improvement of individuals with autism. each one bankruptcy is targeted on theoretical issues and the empirical facts relating to a particular element of functioning, yet universal subject matters of improvement are thought of all through.

Transfer Boy: Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome

Move Boy: views on Asperger Syndrome explores what it's wish to be a youngster with Asperger Syndrome, via interviews with Teodor, a 'psychologically strange' twelve-year-old. during this distinct case research, Vuletic and Ferrari mix an autobiographical account with views from different kin and those that recognize Teodor good, whereas concurrently integrating psychiatric and mental study on autism.

A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan

Bethel condominium, situated in a small fishing village in northern Japan, used to be based in 1984 as an intentional neighborhood for individuals with schizophrenia and different psychiatric issues. utilizing a special, group method of psychosocial restoration, Bethel condo focuses as a lot on social integration as on healing paintings.

Case Studies in Sexual Deviance: Toward Evidence Based Practice (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)

The evaluation and therapy of sexual deviance may be very tricky initiatives, and it may be demanding to discover mentors to supply preliminary talents education and assist in navigating the numerous complexities of a specific case. This ebook offers a chain of case experiences from overseas specialists within the box that depict the evidence-based evaluation and therapy of numerous paraphilias.

Additional resources for Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early Writing and Work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960. (International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.94 of 5 – based on 43 votes